“Stacking blocks, and mixing sand and water, encourages logical-mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and cognitive problem-solving... the learning that occurs is a by-product of play.”
– Cappon (2006), Canadian Council on Learning
The Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre was created in 2014 with one goal in mind:
To provide a safe and caring learning environment for children of all ages.
We believe in the dignity of every child, and the value that each child brings into the world. That is why the respect, safety and development of the whole child is our primary concern. Through our programs, children develop the self-confidence and life skills needed to grow into the leaders they were meant to be!
The Munchkin Manor provides the highest quality of care and education expected from today's modern parent. With e-mail updates, daily photos and video monitoring sent right to your computer or smart phone, you can be a part of your child's day, no matter where you are!
The Munchkin Manor cares for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kindergarteners in four, uniquely designed and stimulating classroom environments.
How Our Children Learn
As everyone knows, the first five years of childhood are the most important years in setting the foundation for life long learning. In order to achieve every child's full potential, The Munchkin Manor follows Ontario's framework for early learning entitled: ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today). Educators at The Munchkin Manor use this framework to guide their interactions and programming with children each day. In addition, the staff at The Munchkin Manor ensure that the following prerequisites are consistently maintained so that children can have the best start possible in life.
We establish close partnerships between our families and the community
We demonstrate respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion
We have a planned and detailed curriculum for every age group
We support learning through play, which capitalizes on the curiosity and exuberance of our children
We are knowledgeable, responsive and reflective early childhood practitioners
Our Play-Based Curriculum includes the following domains that are incorporated into daily program plans. Activities are designed with the children's interests in mind, and educators work one-on-one and in small groups with children in each of these areas. Read more about how these domains are incorporated into each classroom by clicking on "Programs" on the tool bar at the top of this page!
Communication, Language and Literacy